Dating Diet: House of Wacks

By Anthony Paull I don't need to know if my dad is horny. It's just something that comes up in conversation at dinner every night, which is why I don't have an appetite lately. Dad [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:34:41-05:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Dear Jody: Sex drive decisions

Q: I'm a 57-year-old man who has been in a long-distance relationship for the past five years. I'm retired. He continues to work and says he's not financially ready to retire, because he wouldn't have [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:43:33-05:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Criss Cross

By Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press Darren Criss isn't even officially a full-time cast member on "Glee," but he's one of the most popular stars on the Fox TV show. The actor made his debut last [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Changing minds with art

By Andrea Poteet If you spend any time browsing in thrift stores or estate sales around Ann Arbor, sooner or later you might run into John Gutoskey, collecting trash to turn into treasure. Gutoskey, 49, [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente 'Glee' actor adds Disney Channel to friends list Chris Colfer is no dummy. Clearly, he already knows - just from observing the gay actors that came before him - that to [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Q Scopes: Think ahead, Aquarius!

By Jack Fertig Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Eris are aligned in Aries. Take care of yourself while remembering it's not all about you! While the North Node is in Sagittarius trining this pile-up, philosophical discussions [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Was That Our Fault?

Across 1 Cause of the fall of 67-Across, in a recent interview 5 Estimator's phrase 9 Acceptance of LGBT life style, hopefully 14 "While ___ it ..." 15 Where a sailor may hit bottom 16 [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Laughter is the best medicine

By John Quinn "Cancer! The Musical" continues at the Park Bar through May 21. In the fall of 2005 a subversive little satire hit the boards of the Abreact Performance Space, stole our hearts [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Love and romance surprise and confound

By Martin F. Kohn "Almost, Maine" continues through May 21. Photo: Michigan Actors Studio CCX_1919.jpg: "Almost, Maine" continues through May 21. Photo: Michigan Actors Studio Almost, Maine isn't on any map, not even in [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Entertainment|

Brazilian census counts same-sex couples

Brazil's 2010 census found 60,000 gay and lesbian couples, the government's Institute of Geography and Statistics said April 29. Census takers asked respondents if they considered themselves a same-sex couple. "We expected the figure to [...]

By |2018-01-16T13:21:44-05:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Ugandan LGBT activist wins top human rights award

Ugandan LGBT activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera was selected May 3 as the recipient of this year's Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The major award is a joint project of 10 human-rights organizations, including [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:19:07-05:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Top Russian sexologist dies

Russian sexologist Igor Kon, whose research on sexuality and the history of gay culture are considered fundamental works by Russian LGBT activists, died April 27 following a long illness. He was 82. "Kon devoted several [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:36:10-05:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Grassroots conference May 14

MASON- The Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy will hold its annual conference on building grassroots support for LGBT issues on May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3056 Okemos Road in Mason. [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Local activists make OUT magazine list

By Tara Cavanaugh OUT magazine, a popular LGBT publication, recently released its annual OUT Power 50, a list of the most influential LGBTs in the country. That list immediately sparked controversy for its lack of [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|News|

PFLAG Detroit celebrates 25th anniversary

The Detroit chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a national non-profit organization comprised of more than 200,000 members, celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend with a dinner catered by the Ukrainian [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:02:56-05:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Advocates: Anti-bullying bill not strong enough

By Tara Cavanaugh LANSING- On May 3, Michigan's Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill, Senate Bill 137, that would call for schools to implement policies prohibiting bullying or harassment. But advocates say the bill is [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:23:43-05:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Karibu House gets new space

DETROIT- Karibu House, founded in 1996, is now a member of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations and has acquired office space inside DABO's multi-service center. Karibu House intends to continue serving LGBTs of color [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:44:39-05:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Lesbian confirmed to Mass. high court

Openly gay Barbara Lenk's appointment to Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court was confirmed May 4 in a 5-3 vote of the Governor's Council. In a statement citing Lenk's "sharp intellect, vast experience and deep sense of [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|News|

Hawaii trans bill signed

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill banning employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression May 5. Transgender people already were protected in the areas of housing and public accommodations. Twelve other states and [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|News|

When Republicans attack

We gotta hand it to the Republicans. They are tenacious. See, they were definitely defeated in their quest to take away health benefits for domestic partners of state employees. An independent office that administers human [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Dave Agema

. If you go to State Rep. Dave Agema's website you see quotes related to Michigan's economy. It's pretty boilerplate Republican speak: "We need to bring more jobs to our area. It is imperative that [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:14:23-05:00May 12th, 2011|Opinions|

Marriage support in New York

"Our nation's permanent mission is to form a 'more perfect union,' deepening the meaning of freedom, broadening the reach of opportunity, strengthening the bonds of community. That mission has inspired and empowered us to extend [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Opinions|

The Nuptial News

By Leslie Robinson There's been a lot of marriage news lately. But enough about the Royal Wedding. On these shores, the struggle for same-sex marriage has been as wobbly as a tipsy bride. Look at [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Opinions|

Divided we fall

By Eric Rader Last week, President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate in an effort to quell the ridiculous assertion of Donald Trump and others that he was not born in this country. Only [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Opinions|

The dancers dazzle in ‘Chicago’

By Bridgette M. Redman Watching the newest national tour of "Chicago" in Grand Rapids, one is struck with the thought that the Onion wouldnÕt have hesitated to hire Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse and John Kander. [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Sex ed vote postponed

By Jeremy Martin Saugatuck Schools Superintendent Rolf Timmerman and School Board President Mike Van Loon at the Monday night school board meeting. BTL photo: Jeremy Martin. SAUGATUCK- A scheduled vote by the Saugatuck [...]

By |2011-05-12T09:00:00-04:00May 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|